Nov 23, 2013; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer before the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State Buckeyes beat Indiana Hoosiers 42-14. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowksi-USA TODAY Sports

Ohio State Football: Buckeyes given a bad wrap?

We know that it’s no secret that the Ohio State Buckeyes are not liked by a lot of folks. Some believe that Ohio State is shown some favoritism by huge media outlets, they hate Urban Meyer, they hated Jim Tressel–you name it, people have a problem with it.

We know it’s unwarranted, but recently someone asked questions such as these of Adam Rittenberg of the ESPN Big Ten Blog, and he fired back with this:

Funny, huh? I assume you’re trolling here, Glenn. Because you do realize, I hope, that Ohio State has won the division in each of the past two years, and I don’t think going 12-0 in two straight regular seasons involves any kind of default. And surely you’re aware that between 2002 and 2010, the Buckeyes won or shared the league championship seven times and captured five BCS bowl victories. Ohio State gets too much grief for its back-to-back losses in the national title game (when no other Big Ten team ever made it that far in the BCS era) and not enough credit for its big bowl wins. To be clear, I haven’t yet officially picked anybody to win the East Division or Big Ten title in 2014, and I may or may not wind up picking the Buckeyes. But based on recent track record alone, they make for a very safe choice.

Of course, I’m sure that someone will point out that Adam is an Ohio State homer, still, but he did bring up some very valid points in this argument.


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